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Principal Mechanical Engineer Water/wastewater

KBR, Inc. - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Creativity, collaboration and excellence are at the heart of KBR’s vision. Does this resonate with you? 

Are you excited by the thought of working on some of Australia’s largest game-changing projects across a range of industries that are at the forefront in shaping Australia’s future? 

We value an inclusive and diverse work environment and are working together to build a culture that embraces each other’s unique strengths and experiences. 

Our people are important to us and you will play a key role in contributing to the success of our business. We believe in empowering our employees, nurturing development within a culture of trust. We are looking for someone that is willing to step up and build upon opportunities. We will encourage and empower you to work in a way that suits your style and look forward to discussing the ways in which we can build success. 

We have an opportunity for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to undertake design activities for pump stations, pipelines, small to large treatment plants and other facilities applying a wide range of engineering practices.

Whilst the position is based in Queensland, the position supports local and national projects primarily focused on the water and wastewater industries.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer may also manage projects and proposals to ensure achievement of the required quality, cost and schedule metrics whilst establishing and maintaining a network of client contacts.

Skills are likely to have been acquired through an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and minimum of 15 years related experience.

Key Skills and attributes

  • Under general supervision, performs all conventional aspects of the functional area subject matter. Devises new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of strategic relationships with organisations that will assist KBR in expanding the Water/Wastewater Engineering business, particularly in QLD, specifically targeting water and wastewater treatment.
  • Maintain the necessary profile within the market to bring credibility to KBR’s presence in the market
  • Establish relationships with key clients based on sound knowledge of the business climate, market direction and current market constraints
  • Secure opportunities to bid work from established and new relationships by strategic positioning, client and partnership management
  • Lead and deliver technically sound, appropriately costed, well written and easily understood tender proposals
  • Exhibit extensive knowledge of Industry standards and practices
  • Mentor and actively develop less experienced Mechanical Engineers and others as appropriate
  • Undertake the role of Lead Mechanical Engineer and/or Project Engineering Manager on projects to complete the planning, design and execution to meet or exceed client expectations within agreed budgets and schedule.
  • Supervise project staff (process staff if process discipline lead, or project staff if project engineering manager) and review deliverables to ensure compliance with technical and quality assurance standards

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) or equivalent
  • 15+ years related industry experience
  • Significant Water/wastewater Industry experience
  • Registration as a RPEQ
  • Ability to build relationships and maintain rapport with clients, colleagues and managers
  • Technical expert with design/ project management experience
  • A pro-active approach to solving problems and the ability to work autonomously

Who are you?

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that working together to reach common goals cannot be done without passion and commitment behind them. We are looking for a technical practitioner with a focus on delivery to join our high performing Engineering group. This is a great role with genuine opportunity for growth and we want to attract an individual to support us in delivering outcomes for our projects and our clients across all sectors in which we operate. We want someone who enjoys working with clients and mentoring people in their team.

About Us

KBR have been established for over 100 years and we pride ourselves on being an innovative and forward-thinking company with a reputation for delivering on some of the most challenging and complex engineering projects in the world.

What we offer

Our KBR FLEX policy is the best in class flexible work arrangement policy, enabling our employees to bring their best to work whilst balancing their wellbeing needs. Work hard, play hard.

Our growing portfolio of projects means our ambitious employees are spoilt for choice for career development opportunities and are supported on their journey through an extensive suite of internal and external training program.

So how do I apply?

If what you've read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Just click apply and upload your resume and cover letter.

KBR values an inclusive and diverse work environment and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds, Our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.